Anyone else knee deep in test prep? This teacher is! I hope to blog several times this week sharing what we are doing for test prep.
First up this week….Test Prep: Graffiti Style!
- The question is asking me…
- The topic/skill of the question is….
- I already know ….
- The answer is … because …
- ….is wrong because… (done for all three incorrect answers)
We talked as a class about how these steps were important to take as a good test taker. And how good test takers naturally do this without realizing it. While the students were discussing how to complete their sentences stems, I was walking around asking focusing/assessing/advancing questions. I was so proud of some of my students defending their background knowledge of a skill or just probing their partner for more specific language.
Here are a few closeups…
And the finished product (well, one of them!)
I just love using this graffiti type activity in the classroom. This activity would also work really with passages and text-dependent questions. I would love to hear if you have used this method or seen it used in any classrooms. Let me know in the comments!
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